Waste Collections Update

Dear Residents

I hope that you are keeping well during this weather.

Most bins in the North Downs are being collected on Thursdays and with any luck the temperatures will return to something more normal. However, there may still be some legacy disruption to our waste collections due to the extremely hot weather at present.

All crews were out all day yesterday and worked exceptionally hard to get the work completed in uncomfortable conditions. Unfortunately, despite this, a large amount of work remained outstanding at the end of the day.

We have experienced a high level of sickness today, meaning we are unable to resource all rounds, therefore the decision has been made to suspend the garden service today and prioritise the catch up and completion of refuse and food waste by the end of the week.

Recycling collections will be maintained where possible but where we are unable to complete these collections, we will not be able to return prior to the next scheduled collection in 2 weeks.  I am very sorry for the inconvenience caused, but it is our priority to ensure all refuse is cleared by the end of the week (including Saturday catch up) given the hot weather.

Subject to the above, if your bins are missed this week, please report it as usual:

Litter, bins and street sweeping | Maidstone Borough Council

Please look out for your elderly and vulnerable neighbours and pass this message across your local networks.

Kind regards

Patrik Garten
MBC Cllr for North Downs Ward (Cons.)

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